About the Awards

Nominations closed at 5pm (BST) Monday 22nd July.

The Rise Awards, in association with Avid, are a celebration of the outstanding talent, skills, expertise and achievements of exceptional women across the broadcast technology and services sectors.

Does this sound like you, or someone you know?

Entrants can be nominated or can nominate themselves and are encouraged from across the global broadcast audience including manufacturers, broadcasters and service providers and all genres.

Nominations are open until Monday 22nd July 2019 and the winners will be announced at our inaugural awards ceremony on Saturday 14th September 2019 at IBC2019, Amsterdam. Find out more about the ceremony.


There are seven categories open for submissions. These include:

Technical Operations

Rising Star


Woman of the Year

Entry Terms & Conditions

-All the awards categories are free to enter.

-Entrants can be nominated or can nominate themselves.

-Entrants can enter more than one category.

-Nominations are encouraged from the global broadcast audience across manufacturers, broadcasters and service providers and all genres – sports, drama, film, etc.

-Nominees can work either full-time or part-time.

-There is no age or industry experience requirements for the awards, with the exception of the Rising Star category (nominations open to those with four years or less industry experience, as of 15th July 2019).

-All applications will require statements on the nominee and why they are relevant for this award as well as one testimonial from a colleague or client.

-By entering the awards all entrants are giving permission for their name, job title and company to be promoted in the press, Rise website and Rise social media.

-Manufacturer is the term used for a vendor company selling hardware or software into the broadcast industry – these would be the companies that typically exhibit at NAB/IBC, etc.

-A service provider is the term used for companies that provide services to the sector and is very wide ranging but can include: OB’s, SI’s, PR/marketing, finance, recruitment, etc.

-A broadcaster is the term used for any company, either state or privately owned, providing content to an audience.

-Entrants may be asked to submit further information to support their entry.

-The closing date has been extended to 17:00 on Monday 22nd July 2019. Any nominations after this date will not be accepted.

-The winners will be announced at an awards reception at IBC2019 on Saturday 14th September 2019.

-All awards will be judged by a judging panel. Their decision is final.

Key Dates

Open for submissions: Monday 10th June 2019

Extended closing date for submissions: Monday 22nd July 2019 (5pm)

Awards celebration at IBC2019: Saturday 14th September 2019


With thanks to our awards sponsors for their continued support and involvement.

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